WTF is wrong with gaming industry??!!. Awesome Witcher series example in comparison with disgusting gaming industry. NOT MINE - BIG RESPECT TO THE CREATOR ( Fou
Home Original Content Funny Pictures Funny GIFs YouTube Funny Text Funny Movies Channels Search

hide menu

WTF is wrong with gaming industry??!!

Awesome Witcher series example in comparison with disgusting gaming industry.
NOT MINE - BIG RESPECT TO THE CREATOR ( Found On Imgur/gaming)

THE
CD PROJEKT RED
THE ORIGINAL
Int
The first Witcher game, developed by co RED, was released in
2007 exclusively for PC It was based on a series of books by Polish
Author Andrzej Sapkowski
There was no console release There was no DRM There wasn' t a
reliance on an existing franchise to sell the game They didn' t spend tens
of millions of dollars on advertisement campaigns They didn' t even sell
off portions of their game as preorder bonuses or DIE
The game was relatively buggy, but it was a unique & refreshing
experience
It didn' t need to clear A million sales in a week to be considered
successful It sold well enough for to make a second Witcher
game
ASSASSINS or KINGS
IN. It
A( \ SEINS was Tet
TCHER
in 2011 later, on IS important] released their second game in the
series The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings l was initially a PC game, but
a Xbox 360 version was released the following year
They were gaining momentum There was a console release The
graphics were ridiculously impressive at the time The gameplay had
improved as had the production values
There still wasn' t any DRM They didn' t spend tens of millions of dollars
on advertisement campaigns They still weren' t selling off portions of
their game as preorder bonuses or DLC, in tact, all updates and DLC
were free
One year after the games release it was announced that they had sold
I 7 million copies
The total cost of the game was around 10 million dollars To put that into
perspective, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 had a development budget
of around million marketing budget of million To put some
more perspective on that
WSE
SIDE GUESTS
PDQ. EDITI
DFI Pi I‘ Garry PM Prim Currey LOW
In 2008, launched its own Digital Distribution service Its focus
was on older games (that would run on newer operating systems) which
they would deliver without any DRM
Eventually The Witcher 2 hit the store and it gained even more
popularity Not everyone wanted to have Steam installed in order to play
their copy of The Witcher 2, and here was their solution
After a while newer games began to appear, and there was still no DRM
in sight
DRM solves piracy like a bag of concrete solves hunger: _.
Guillaume
we COT director
WILD HUNT
Grip; ' in rrenier'
In an 5 is years later. we IS important] the third installment of The Witcher will
be released
Now have some serious money to play with The game itself will
cost at least 15 million to make with a 25 million dollar advertising
budget There will be a console release In fact, it will only release on
newer consoles
There still isn' t any DRM They have now earnt enough to spend a
sizeable amount on advertising They still aren' t selling off portions of
their game as preorder bonuses or DLC, in tact, all updates and DUI will
be tree,
In conjunction with what we can already expect from a Witcher game,
here' s what we' been told [and in some cases shown)
It looks amazing More so than any other Next gen game with budgets
that pale in comparison
It has an open world without any loading screens
it IS "35 times larger" than the previous Witcher games
You can now travel by horse and boat
It will take hours to finish, with a main quest and of
side quests
Responsive dynamic environments and varying experiences with
monsters between day and night
GET TO THE BLOODY POINT
If I had to summarise why I bothered with telling you all of this, be
with the following [I' ll explain laterr
WHAT
IN THE Jit) Will
is wrong with video game development?
As a long time gamer I' played more video games than any one person
probably should I was gaming when only nerds play video games' and I
continue to game in this billion dollar industry
I get why a lot of choices are made I do A lot of them make sense to me
I understand that publishers are often making the important decisions i
understand ‘it' s a business Well, are a business
Today,
they have one of the most ambitious ridiculously good looking games on
the horizon
They also have a reputation for being customer driven It feels like they
have gamers in mind, nosiest projected profit margins We get given
whole products, not pieces of them with varying price tags And some
times we even get buggy games, but those can be fixed You know what
can' t easily be fixed?
RUBBISH. LIKE. THIS.
W i -I C AWESOME
DRM, a short development cycle, bad writing, bad story, DUI packs, the
reuse of maps and the sigh " It doesn' t make for a
great RPS
So here we have a AAA" game developed by a AAA" studio published by a
AAA' publisher and the result is a with less features and
gameplay mechanics than its predecessor Yet a small studio in Poland
can create something incredibly more interesting and engaging to play
with a FRACTION of the resources available to them
LAST WISH
CD PROJEKT RED"
What happened toasst experiencing a game that you already paid for in
ls entirety without having to worry about every single thing being
monetised?
Why is it that giants like EA, Ubisoft, Activision, Eidos, Maxis [the list really
does go uni why IS it that they can make hundreds of millions of dollars yet
gamers expect nothing more for their money with each yearly cycle of a
game? Why is l that can do so much more with so much less, yet
the bigger companies put very little effort into their rehashes and they' re
still successful?
Why do people care about AAA' publishers and developers bottom lines
as if it personally affects them somehow? They re a business? Good for
them Why should you have to pay through the nose for everything when
there are good guys out there who have a better understanding of what
you should get for your money?
hes proven you don' t you don' t need to monetise every single little
thing to survive or to develop state of the art games and technology
They' done the opposite quite successfully for a while now
At this point I should probably assert that I have no affiliation with
whatsoever, and it' s a shame I can only reference them as the one big
does everything right in my eyes I' m insta gamerbro
thinks a lot of people could learn from these guys, and credit should go
to where it' s due
TL; DR Look at in 2007 and look at them now We' re leaving too
much room for greedy business practices where there needn' t be any
...
+1110
Views: 44977
Favorited: 186
Submitted: 06/06/2014
Share On Facebook
Add to favorites Subscribe to bednar E-mail to friend submit to reddit
Share image on facebook Share on StumbleUpon Share on Tumblr Share on Pinterest Share on Google Plus E-mail to friend

Comments(587):

[ 587 comments ]

Show All Replies Show Shortcuts
Show:   Top Rated Controversial Best Lowest Rated Newest Per page:
Order:
What do you think? Give us your opinion. Anonymous comments allowed.
User avatar #3 - decapitation ONLINE (06/06/2014) [+] (17 replies)
God bless the developers that only release the game when it's fully complete.
#2 - bluemagebrilly ONLINE (06/06/2014) [+] (72 replies)
I dunno. I played Witcher 2 on my PC and it ran well, but it was just kind of bulky. Too many buttons, hard to remember which 'Rune' did what, the combat was pretty clunky and didn't hit-scan very well... I'm sure it's a good game but compared to Dragon Age, I'd say it falls behind game-play wise. At least Origins, though I enjoyed Dragon Age 2 to an extent, far more than I did Witcher.   
   
That's just my personal opinion though on those games.   
   
I don't really know what to say about the rest of this post. Money makes things popular. It's how it works, and there's very little we can do about it, at least in America.  Too many people with too many different opinions.
I dunno. I played Witcher 2 on my PC and it ran well, but it was just kind of bulky. Too many buttons, hard to remember which 'Rune' did what, the combat was pretty clunky and didn't hit-scan very well... I'm sure it's a good game but compared to Dragon Age, I'd say it falls behind game-play wise. At least Origins, though I enjoyed Dragon Age 2 to an extent, far more than I did Witcher.

That's just my personal opinion though on those games.

I don't really know what to say about the rest of this post. Money makes things popular. It's how it works, and there's very little we can do about it, at least in America. Too many people with too many different opinions.
User avatar #4 to #2 - tkfourtwoone ONLINE (06/06/2014) [-]
" Too many buttons, hard to remember which 'Rune' did what"

There are 5 (FIVE!) different Signs (not "Runes", wtf, did you even pay attention to the game?).
Considering this isn't an RPG for retards, I'd say we need to revoke your gamer card, since you can't be assed to remember 5 ******* magic spells.
User avatar #38 - sygile (06/06/2014) [+] (9 replies)
How to stop ****** game production: Stop buying ****** games.
#70 - probrem (06/07/2014) [+] (10 replies)
The first game never gained much fame because of all the nudity and adult themes.
America is ok with teens killing each other but nips are a big nono.
#191 - oubliette (06/07/2014) [+] (10 replies)
i tried reading this post, got to the giant WTF letters but not knowing what CDPR or DRM means and seeing it mentioned over and over like we're just Supposed to know what it means makes me feel like OP is a pompus cocky cock thats trying to show off his vocabulary. I looked up DRM, digi rest mgmnt, but i hardly cared at that point.

just another drop in the bucket in the ocean of comments but imjussayin make sure to adequately define the subject matter of your rant or your audience are less likely to care

just my 2 bitcoins
(picture unrelated)
User avatar #195 to #191 - tkfourtwoone ONLINE (06/07/2014) [-]
Serious question: why do you expect to be spoon-fed information?

You have a functional brain, so use it; the Internet is at your disposal, any mere information is literally 2 clicks away.

And no, OP is not a pompous prick because you're all "Mhm, yeah... I know some of these words!"
User avatar #8 - jacksipian (06/06/2014) [+] (32 replies)
I don't know, i think Bethesda consistently puts out good games, with the exception of Skyrim because that just didn't come anywhere near living up to its hype. But that's not their fault, that's everyone else for trying to make it out to be better than it is.
#24 - rundas ONLINE (06/06/2014) [+] (6 replies)
I agree with this, but at the same time, you're only citing one example as "proof." Just because one company can be totally legit and be successful, doesn't mean all can. There are plenty of companies with ambition and great business practices that fail, despite the quality of their products.
User avatar #31 to #24 - tkfourtwoone ONLINE (06/06/2014) [-]
i.e.: THQ (R.I.P.), Westwood (R.I.P.)
#103 - giggsunited (06/07/2014) [+] (10 replies)
but there making a **** load merch and $AUD 230 for a game and few add on's ?
User avatar #112 to #103 - Nihatclodra (06/07/2014) [-]
Collectors Editions are always like that.
#388 - tumor ONLINE (06/07/2014) [-]
#239 - envinite (06/07/2014) [+] (23 replies)
"Why people buy games from AAA publisher?"

Maybe because people like their game? Persoanlly, if BF3, BF4, CoD and other games I like published by CDPR, or other non-"greedy" publisher, I would buy from them. The problem is, I don't like a single ******* game by CDPR and I really love BF and CoD series and only EA and Activision offers those games.

"But there's other non-greedy publisher that offers FPS gaems"
Yeah, no **** . I still prefer BF and CoD series.

This whole post is just "Why don't people buy this one game from this publisher."
#254 to #239 - xxxsonic fanxxx (06/07/2014) [-]
It's not 'Why do you buy these games?'

It's 'Why do you put up with poor development practices?'
User avatar #44 - nicepeter (06/06/2014) [+] (17 replies)
Nintendo. That is all I have to say on the matter.
User avatar #75 to #45 - misterymisterman (06/07/2014) [-]
*Ignoring Wonderful 101 intensified*

If you want to discount that because Platinum made it, ignoring Nintendo's very real creative input and direction and the fact that they own the IP, their newest game would be something Gamecube-era (Pikmin/ Animal Crossing/ Advance Wars - not bothered to check dates), maybe Brain Training (it counts) or Kid Icarus, which in my book counts as something entirely new since it bears almost no resemblance to the original whatsoever, save the main characters and a few homages like the Eggplant Wizard. There are also a load of spinoffs with unique and original gameplay like Luigi's Mansion, Pokémon Trozei and Paper Mario, the first two of which are fantastic RPGs.

Nintendo don't make a lot of new intellectual properties, granted, but they do use the ones they already own very well, for the most part, and release consistently polished, good games with original features and mechanics. You can call Mario rehashed all you like, but the gameplay differences between things like Mario World, Mario 64, Mario Sunshine, Mario Galaxy and Mario 3D World are too big to ignore, imo. If you can't get past their old set of characters and basic genres that's personal, but for good quality, fun, original gameplay Nintendo still has it in them for me.

I'll admit that some things go seemingly unchanged for a long time, like Pokémon or Mario Kart, but each iteration has unique features and characters that make them worth playing. A lot of people bag on Pokémon for being the same game every time, but that doesn't take into account the designing of 100+ new characters, a new world, core mechanic changes and so on. To an outsider gen III and gen IV games may look very similar, but the difference in terms of gameplay (especially competitive multiplayer) is massive.
User avatar #28 - gilliam (06/06/2014) [+] (8 replies)
Bioware aren't bad guys eaither, they came from small beginings aswell and still have people from that original crew running things.
They are however stunlocked by EA's paperwork. I don't think they will find a way out before they go under. They just can't buy their company back.
User avatar #162 - fernared ONLINE (06/07/2014) [+] (5 replies)
The Witcher 2 is the best RPG I have played in 10 years or more. It was original and was aimed for a mature audience. Not like 99% of the market.

I don't put Fallout because its more of a first person shooter (in my opinion). Skyrim was not original and its just a bigger and better copy of Oblivion with Dragons and Mammoths.

Mass Effect series was good but for me not mind blowing. Characters were interchangeable and the story was alright as well.

For me the Witcher 2 was a great experience and its one of the few games that I have played twice, because of how much I enjoyed it all around.
#368 - relant (06/07/2014) [-]
About the book...99% of gamers in Murica and western europe never heard of it. Here in eastern europe(Im from Czech republic, small country next to Poland) the Witcher books are something like Game of Thrones in Murica. I don´t think there would be Witcher 2 without books.
#436 - blakurac (06/07/2014) [-]
The guy who made this forgot to mention that CDRP includes free dlc in the free updates and patches which they release.
Also an interesting fact, when Obama was visiting Poland, he received a special collectors edition of Witcher 2 as a gift from the prime minister.
Pic related, obama's fw
#425 - EpicTie (06/07/2014) [+] (3 replies)
i liked dragon age 2
#438 to #425 - satansferret (06/07/2014) [-]
You must be that guy who was nice to everyone in school.
#1 - xxxsonic fanxxx (06/06/2014) [-]
Feel like posting this across the internet.
You have articulated my frustration with the games industry in recent years.
#204 - unusualmoo ONLINE (06/07/2014) [+] (16 replies)
I don't give a 						****					 if a game is about the money or not.   
I just want a fun game.   
I don't care about DRM, DLC, or any of that 						****					.   
I just want it to be fun.   
   
sweet graphics are a nice touch in RPGs though
I don't give a **** if a game is about the money or not.
I just want a fun game.
I don't care about DRM, DLC, or any of that **** .
I just want it to be fun.

sweet graphics are a nice touch in RPGs though
User avatar #226 to #204 - nebuchadnezzaurus (06/07/2014) [-]
So you don't care if a game forces you to install 10 additional separate programs, register on 3 websites, keep a constant internet connection and only allow 3 installs per purchase?
#87 - tastycupcakes ONLINE (06/07/2014) [+] (13 replies)
I agree with almost everything you said

But Dragon Age 2 has gained way to harsh of a reputation. Just because they decided to focus on console gaming style does not mean that they made a piece of **** game.

And the story was ******* great, with a rather awesome antagonist NOT THE ****** WITH THE HORNS Improved graphics, and a strong plot, WITH A GOD DAMN PLOT TWIST FOR ONCE.

Haters gonna hate, I loved it.
User avatar #90 to #87 - whycanticaps (06/07/2014) [-]
I liked it too
#403 - lettersonlywhy (06/07/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I agree with this post, it is a good post. Also is the Witcher any good? I've never played any of the games but it looks great, especially 3 can I get an opinion or two from people who have played it?
User avatar #405 to #403 - fizzor ONLINE (06/07/2014) [-]
I've only played the second game but it was pretty ******* sweet, definitely worth playing.
[ 587 comments ]
Leave a comment
 Friends (0)